|A conceptual drawing of the new Catoctin Creek Distillery building on Main Street in Purcellville. Courtesy Photo/Catoctin Creek Distillery|
Last year Catoctin Creek Distillery announced they would be moving their operations to a new facility in downtown Purcellville.
On April 1, construction officially began at the historic Case Building at 120 W. Main St. Mullally Construction Co. has been selected as the general contractor on the $500,000 expansion and restoration project.
According to Catoctin Creek Distillery Owner and Founder Scott Harris, the building has in a sense come full circle after being built during the second year of prohibition.
While the project has become quite complex due to the historic renovation, building improvements in the plan include a new electrical system and plumbing, a sprinkler system, masonry and roofing repairs and new HVAC systems.
In addition, Harris and his wife, fellow founder Becky, are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and will install solar panels on the roof. They will also install a glycol system to reduce water consumption, LED lights and other energy saving innovations, all in an effort to become the greenest building in Purcellville.
Construction should last from April to mid-June, with an expected opening in late-June. During construction, normal production and touring operations will continue at the company's present facility at 37251C E. Richardson Lane in northern Purcellville.
Stay tuned to next week's print edition for more information.
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